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Course summary

Biochemistry is the study of life at the molecular level. This can range from things like the normal functions of metabolism to DNA replication and repair. It also includes the function of proteins carrying information within and between cells. Knowing what happens in normal cells helps scientists understand why things go wrong, and what happens when they do. Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances. This will also help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the field. This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university. You’ll have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you, meaning you can highlight to future employers where your interests lie. Your first two years of study will explore topics such as:

  • cell biology
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes
You will develop your practical skills such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course. At levels three and four, you’ll focus on more detailed aspects of biochemistry. You’ll also carry out a semester long research project based around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences. The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.

Modules

Modules can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk

Assessment method

Assessment methods can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C703
Institution code:
D65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/biochemistry-industry/entry-requirements

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/biochemistry-industry/entry-requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.

General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/guides/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £26600 Year 1
International £26600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scottish students are for 2023/24. The fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2024. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2024/25 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course. If you choose to take this course with a year in Industry, the fees for the Year in Industry are, Scotland : £910 England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland : £1,850 International : 20% of the standard annual tuition fee for the academic year you complete your placement.
Biochemistry (with a year in industry) at University of Dundee - UCAS